Financials of Cancer Treatment
Cancer treatment also requires close attention to another type of toxicity - Financial.
With the rising out of pocket burden insurance companies are putting on members, this stress can be managed by ensuring
1) Medicare members have secondary insurance to pick the 20% of co-insurance
2) Patients tap into Oncology drugs assistance programs and 3) Patients apply to common cancer assistance programs. Planning and asking questions to manage financial stress is as important as managing treatment stress.
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